Audix D6

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Special microphone for bass drums

The D6 is a dynamic microphone which is outstanding at reproducing especially low frequencies. Offering a frequency range from 30 Hz to 15 kHz, it is therefore ideally suited for recording kick drums, bass cabinets/combos and other similar instruments. Transformerless electronics as well as low impedance and balanced outputs guarantee an interference-free performance - even with the use of long cables.

  • Professional dynamic large diaphragm microphone
  • Also suitable for electric basses, etc
  • Cardioid polar patten
  • Frequency range: 30 - 15,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Max SPL: 144 dB
  • Sensitivity: 0.8 mV/Pa @ 1 kHz
  • Weight: 254 g
Condenser Microphone No
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Microphone Clamp Yes
Dynamic Microphone Yes
Complete Set No
available since February 2003
Item number 160142
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drummer in Liverpool 02.12.2020
Impressed by the tone from this Mic, can capture a defined click or thud but can also dial it for nice tone/ timbre voicing of the bass drum for when playing Jazz or folk. Dynamic sound from micking floor toms with this as well.

Without a compressor on it, the D6 can hear and define a good amount of the ride cymbal, even if it is unwanted ;) as in to say - it has a surprising high freq definition for a bass mic.

Super strong chassis/ casing. Impressive SPL limit, although subjective when using full un-ported reso heads.. still got squashed when used 'on axis', close up. Curious to try this next under the bass side of a grand piano in a mix.

only disappointment is the supplied clamp, super fine casting yet firmly sprung, making it cumbersome to set up and can't see it surviving me long term even in a home studio, have other generic sprung mic holders that do a better job.
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Audio1 02.01.2020
Great Mic for Kick Drum. I use with Shure Beta 91A Works like a dream.
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Easy and brilliant for simple kick drum success
Christopher1875 29.01.2016
Making no pretences to be an all-rounder, the D6 is clearly aimed at big fat kick drum sounds. It's a large-diaphragm mic with anything but flat response, scooping out the boxier low mids whilst accentuating the deep lows and giving some click near the top. It makes for a supremely efficient live tool given that the natural frequency response represents what many engineers will go for anyway. Couple this with good build quality, great reliability (so far anyway) and a reasonable price tag, it's something I would recommend for any small/mid live venue that takes pride in it's sound whilst also working on tight turnaround times. Travelling engineers will generally approve too.
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Awesome on floor tom, and kick!
Theodore Miller 09.09.2019
This is my second D6, bought it to use on the floor tom for metal/rock bands, already having one to use on the kick. For the kick i pair it with a Beta 91a, both of these mics are great on their own, but put them together and they're huge. Plus its great to know if the cable to either of them goes faulty i can mix the rest of the show with either mic.
They both pair well with LP Claws, for discrete positioning.
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